I have a background in ecology and conservation, having completed my undergraduate Zoology degree at the University of Southampton and her Masters in Wildlife Management and Conservation at the University of Reading. During my PhD at the University of Reading, I developed individual-based models relating elephant movement behaviours and population dynamics to the availability of food through space and time.
My work has focused on the existence of wildlife in human-dominated landscapes and how anthropogenic changes may impact biodiversity. Through various collaborations, my work has identified habitat features in farmland affecting the survival of lapwing chicks, revealed the impacts of human-induced climate change on male-female sex ratios of sea turtles, and documented the management of elephant populations using contraception.
I'm currently a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading. I'm working with the TAMSAT project which provides operational rainfall products across Africa. My role focuses on documenting the impact of TAMSAT research and expanding its utilisation for ecological applications.